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Posted: 14/08/2016 at 14:27
Sounds like v good sessions for Skinny and Muddy. Great stuff.

I had a lovely 16 miler with Lit this morning. I probably felt a little less bouncy than her but we did a grand tour of the off-roading in the area and I also met her very lovely niece! Now watching the women's marathon and realising I can run that pace for about 800 metres!

When you do the TTT I am also another year older now.

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Posted: 13/08/2016 at 22:45

Official time for race was 19:43 for TTT.  

I want to get some lightweight racing shoes.  Don't know what yet.  I have some vouchers so going to visit an actual shop!  



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Posted: 11/08/2016 at 17:09
We can't do Autumnal this year as away.

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Posted: 11/08/2016 at 17:08
Never done the Masseys corporate 5. Might be the same as the Masseys Easter 5 which was long when I did it. But all the Memorial Park ones are variations on a mildly undulating, parky theme.

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Posted: 11/08/2016 at 10:46
That's to Lit by the way.

Muddy - not had official results yet but prob no prize. They count vets from 40 for some reason and there were a lot of speedy BRAT girls there of the ilk that I only normally see at the XC. Tall, skinny, young, swingy ponytails, you know the sort.

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Posted: 11/08/2016 at 10:43
Lou working today so run might be tricky but could join you for a long run onSunday. How long are you thinking of?

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Posted: 10/08/2016 at 23:51
Lit - I would like a run...especially as it is my birthday on Friday, but I have the kids due to school hols which makes it a bit trickier. When are you around until? Hopefully we can work something out.

Sounds like very good training, Tommy. If you can complete the session without being bollocksed then maybe your fitness is better than you thought.

I can't do long runs in an evening either, Muddy. Good effort though.

Are you still following your FIRST plan, DT?

Sounds like a decent session, Pete.

I went over to Birmingham tonight for BRAT's 5k race. I didn't have v high expectations for it. The route isbadicslly two laps of z housing estate going down then up two hills. Then repeat. I did this race last year and it was awful due to lack of fitness after injury. Luckily it was not so awful tonight and I got another PB! Think about 19.40 but need official time to confirm.

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Posted: 02/08/2016 at 09:35

As to the 20th, do they do Parkrun in France?  

I won't be in limbo in October/November - I'll be gearing up for cross country season!  But parkrun is useful prep for that in any case.  


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Posted: 01/08/2016 at 11:36

Well done on some good Parkrunning, Skinny and Muddy.  But especially Skinny for a new PB!  

DT - that's really sad and scary in equal measure.  Did he have kids?  Awful.  

Tommy - well done on your track exploits and not breaking anything.

Madbee - sounds like some solid mileage.  

I've not really been feeling the running love just lately.  Mileage has dropped a bit and seem to be struggling to complete my sessions as planned.  I think it's just probably a function of coming to the end of the racing season maybe a tad early. I only need to get one more set of results in the League though to have my 7 races (which is the minimum) and then pressure is off a bit.   That can be done in a 5k too which should be less demanding.  I could be in for a prize in the v35 category so want to try and secure that if possible.  I'm meant to be full on into half marathon training but just feeling a bit tired.  Had bloods done as well that have come back as normal although receptionist is doing me a print out as I never trust their definition of "normal".  

Did a 14 mile run yesterday which was the furthest I've run for about 6 weeks.  Meant to be progressive with the last 2 at LT but considering we live at the top of a long hill that didn't really happen.  I did it progressive until about mile 12 and then slowed for the hill and then ran the last mile which is flatter at LT pace so not too bad I think.  Felt shattered afterwards though.  Long runs make me so tired!  

Might just use any races as sessions though as struggling with the motivation when it feels like hard work on my own at the moment.  

Skinny - no actual prizes in Interclub.  Well, there was a shield for team prize but that includes the entire female half of the club.  So not sure if that counts or not?  



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Posted: 24/07/2016 at 16:15

So Lou and I booked a babysitter so we could both do the same race last night (and we made the most of "date night" by going for a curry afterwards). Stratford Summer 6.  It was hot so felt like hard work but early on in the race I settled into 3rd place behind my clubmate and there I stayed.  Ran 39:48 so a nearly 4 minute PB (since my last 6 mile race in 2013) and won twenty quid for  3rd lady.    Didn't beat Lou though.  Made the mistake of ordering my curry too hot though.  

If 14 miles feels ok, Muddy, you're def on the way.  Especially with no drink and escapee gels in the heat.  

I def have a bit of a cba feeling at the moment. 

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